Like a rolling stone, he pierced into the world of electric music with a mind full of astounding lyrics. ''It's alright, Ma,'' his fans told their mother when it was all Bob Dylan songs playing high in volume on the community radio. That's how he affected the world of music.
When Bob Dylan got the Nobel Prize in literature, we wasted no time to go all along the watchtower and find the purpose of his life and his inspiration behind the same. The inspiration came from a vast land, but we focussed on the women who got immortal when Bob Dylan songs had them inked in the lyrics.
Behind every successful man is a woman and if it's about Bob, there are women.
He is a soul-rescuer of folk music and he made sure that people accept his crazy yet extremely relatable lyrics with open arms. He became a household name after people saw his songs reflecting daily life struggles in the most ear-friendly way.
'It Ain't Me, Babe' hit the charts and provoked every guy around the world say ''I'm not the one you're looking for.'' And yes, this happened for the first and probably the last time in the course of romantic history.
'Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat' and 'Just Like A Woman' are widely accepted to have been inspired by Bob's fashion model friend, Edie. His tumultuous private life was something that helped the lyrics and the songs spread like a wild fire.
'The Freewheelin', 1963, came out and people knew that it was all about his artist girlfriend, Suze Rotolo. Suze left the world in 2011 but the song will remain with us forever.
Yet again an unstable relationship, but a favorable one, when it comes to light that the song 'Visions Of Johanna' was inspired by Joan. Not just the name, but the lyrics had a lot resembling their love life.
Sara Lownds, the first wife of Bob, with whom he had a 12-year long relationship, is his muse behind 'Sad Lady Of Lowlands And Sara.' Although saddening, the lyrics to all the songs mentioned touch the right chords in our mind whenever we listen to them.
He knows, he exactly knows how a life is to be lived. Bob Dylan songs lyrics are not just some normal lyrics but a whole bunch of meaningful deep poetry.
His turbulent love life gave birth to all those beautiful words, we needed nothing more as listeners and admirers of pure music. And when the news of him winning a Nobel Award for songwriting broke out, it really filled us with joy.
The man of words, quite literally, isn't he?
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